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IWK Telethon

Countdown to the IWK Telethon for Children 2021

Like many events in 2020, the IWK Telethon for the Children was unable to be held.

This past June, many Maritimers felt the loss of a tradition that is beloved throughout the regions—the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV. Due to concerns with COVID-19 and risks to the safety of all involved with holding the Telethon, we announced the difficult decision to cancel the event. 

But despite these uncertain times, Maritime kids continue to be sick. Their symptoms and illnesses need diagnosing. They need urgent critical care.

When the youth and kids get care and treatment at the IWK, they also get hope. That hope comes from their family, friends, care teams, and you, the donors.

The kids at the IWK still need you. That will never change.

Without Telethon, we launched a fundraising campaign called the Kids Still Need You. In the face of adversity, donors like you stepped up to let us know that you will always be here of the IWK. Thank you for your generous outpouring of support as we continue to navigate this new environment.

Your support helped purchase equipment like this.

EEG Amplifier
Purchased 1: This vital piece of equipment that monitors and records brain waves in patient with epilepsy.
Power Chairs
Purchased 2: These chairs can seat up to 150 patients a day, so wear and tear can happen quickly.
Surgical Telescopes
Purchased 4: These connect to a camera allowing surgeons to see clearly and perform surgery without large invasive incisions.

Check out some of our inspiring content created by IWK patients meant to uplift and inform through our Interview With Kids online series.

Interviews With Kids Episode One

Interviews With Kids Episode Two

Interviews With Kids Episode Three

Interviews With Kids Episode Four

Interviews With Kids Episode Five

We Hope You Can Join Us!

Halifax, NS

Find out more about our Halifax broadcast location.

Sydney, NS

Find out more about our Sydney broadcast location.

Charlottetown, PEI

Find out more about our Charlottetown broadcast location.

Saint John, NB

Find out more about our Saint John broadcast location.

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